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We start with the morning after glow of Clark and Lois' bed room time from the last week's episode. Lois wants to go again and is rudely interrupted by the Lane family at their doorstep. The story follows General Lane putting Clark through the paces while trumpeting his support for the Anti-Vigilante Registration Act. General Lane mentions that Martha Kent has been fighting the law. Lucy tries to seduce Clark, but Lois knows her game very well by now and is not amused.

Meanwhile Ollie and Tess go back and forth about her changing Watchtower around while figuring out that Ollie has a tag on him from Checkmate. Flagg, the guy who is now leading Suicide Squad has targeted General Lane in some quasi-rational that it would be good for the super hero community. He has Lucy Lane plant a device on him and gives her pictures of Clark and Kara. General Lane decides he no longer wants Lois to play with Clark and she abides. The Lane family leaves the Kent farm and goes back to the Talon. Lois finally tells her Dad off while Flagg has a missile pointed at the Talon. General Lane and Lucy leaves as the missile hits Talon. Clark saves Lois in time and a blur sign is on the building next door to show General Lane who saved his daughter. Clark and Ollie confront Flagg, but he is teleported out by another super as he tells them he has more supers then they do.

General Lane likes the idea of a Guardian Angel watching out for his daughter and gives the hint that he knows who Clark is. Clark asks General Lane a question, we are probably lead to believe maybe Lois' hand in marriage. Ollie decides to quit going to Watchtower. We see Flagg talking to no one that the law has been passed and the teleporter blows up an anti-supers office.

It was a nice quiet episode focusing in on the characters then the action. I didn't like Lois not supporting Clark when General Lane orders her out of the Kent farm. The rest was good as Michael Ironside always brings the goods in these heavy roles, probably from his V days. Ollie leaving Watchtower begs the question, do we really need it? There is no other heroes that go there and it seems very dark and empty of late. Blowing up the Talon seemed to prove we don't need that set anymore. I expect Lois to move in with Clark.

The super hero civil war would be a great storyline, but I fear they don't have the budget to do it right. They will focus on personal stories like this one instead of actually tackling the story full on. I also don't know if I would do this story while trying to do Darksied. Its two great stories, yet they are starting to pull each in a way where they coming out average. Next week, we get Granny Goodness, Teri Hatcher, Lois going to the Fortress and maybe some super hero civil war.

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I'm a little bummed that Flagg said "God Bless America" as he launched the missile. "See you at the party, Richter" feels much more appropriate in that situation.

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